March 26, 1998 |
Sharon Chada reaches into her tote bag, pulling from it the March issue of Buzz magazine, with actress Julianna Margulies on the cover. "Look at this," Chada laments, rifling through articles about "ER" star Margulies, Oscar hype and teenage homophobia in Los Angeles high schools. "There are no 'must reads' here." Chada is more than a disappointed reader. She is the new majority owner of Buzz, the struggling 8-year-old magazine about Los Angeles.
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May 24, 1997 |
Although writer Sandra Tsing Loh was born in Newport Beach and raised in Malibu, she spent summers in Egypt, Brazil and other places she remembers as more stressful than exotic. Accounts of brushes with terrorists are typical of her tales of travels with her eccentric family. But it's the San Fernando Valley that captures Loh's imagination. For four years, the 35-year-old Van Nuys resident wrote a regular column about the Valley for trendy Buzz magazine.
October 19, 1996 |
Buzz Magazine Names New Editor: Deputy editor Marilyn Bethany will replace Allan Mayer, a co-founder of the Los Angeles-based magazine who resigned as editor Tuesday. Bethany, who oversaw style coverage at Buzz, said there would be no drastic changes in the money-losing magazine, which has witnessed several high-level resignations.
October 16, 1996 |
Allan Mayer, a co-founder of Buzz magazine, resigned as editor on Tuesday, reportedly over differences with a consultant hired by the Los Angeles publication's wealthy Thai owner. Mayer's resignation comes six months after another co-founder, Susan Gates, was forced out as publisher in a dispute involving management consultant Ned Kennan. With Mayer gone, only one of the magazine's co-founders, Eden Collinsworth, remains.
April 23, 1996 |
Behind the recent shake-up in the publisher's suite at Buzz magazine is a brash image consultant from Brooklyn who's helped sell the public on everything from luncheon meats to politicians. Ned Kennan is evidently taking no prisoners in his quest to remake the flashy, money-losing publication.
March 13, 1996 |
Susan Gates resigned as publisher of Buzz magazine Tuesday in what her successor called a disagreement over the direction of the 5-year-old Los Angeles publication. At the same time, the magazine announced unspecified plans for an expansion that is expected to include a foray into such unrelated services as home shopping. Allan Mayer, the magazine's new publisher, declined to discuss why Gates left, and she could not be reached for comment.